Assisted suicide bill stalls in Connecticut House committee

The House Judiciary Committee adjourned without taking up the assisted suicide bill Tuesday, meaning the topic is finished for the year unless it gets tacked onto another bill.

News 12 Staff

Apr 21, 2021, 3:15 PM

Updated 1,130 days ago

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Assisted suicide bill stalls in Connecticut House committee
The House Judiciary Committee adjourned without taking up the assisted suicide bill Tuesday, meaning the topic is finished for the year unless it gets tacked onto another bill.
Despite emotional pleas from people with terminal illnesses, the controversial “aid in dying” bill did not advance, though the Public Health Committee had previously approved it.
The legislation sought to give anyone with six months to live the option to end their suffering. The bill would have let doctors in Connecticut prescribe drugs to end a terminally ill patient's life.


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